• The House Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Resources has launched its Food & Beverage Manufacturing in Australia inquiry.
    The House Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Resources has launched its Food & Beverage Manufacturing in Australia inquiry.
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The House Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Resources has launched its inquiry into Food & Beverage Manufacturing in Australia. Submissions close on Wednesday, 1 May.  

The committee chair is Victorian Labor MP, Rob Mitchell. Members are:

  • Michelle Landry, LNP, Queensland
  • Alison Byrnes, ALP, New South Wales
  • Zaneta Mascarenhas, ALP, Western Australia
  • Henry Pike, LNP, Queensland
  • Dan Repacholi, ALP, New South Wales
  • Maria Vamvakinou, ALP, Victoria
  • Rick Wilson, Liberal Party, Western Australia

Terms of reference

The inquiry will look at opportunities for expanding innovation and value-adding in the food and beverage manufacturing industry in Australia, with regard to:

  • Innovation trends and new technologies, both locally and internationally;
  • ways to support new and emerging products and industries, including premium and niche products, new proteins and Indigenous foods;
  • opportunities across both domestic and export markets for Australian manufactured products, including shifting consumer trends;
  • approaches to circular economy, waste reduction and decarbonising, including packaging and food waste;
  • how the research sector can help to grow this ecosystem;
  • future workforce and skills needs; and
  • mechanisms for the Australian government to support further innovation and sustainable growth in the sector.

Submissions close on Wednesday, 1 May. 

 

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